Cautionary advice to users of Felixstowe Skate Park

Posted by Town Hall Staff 18 October 2016

The Town Council has been advised that an electrician from Suffolk Coastal Norse has attended the skate park site to adjust the time clocks to winter hours.  On inspection it was found that the electric box has suffered damage caused by vandalism.  It appears that individuals have been jumping on the electric box, which is secured to the lighting column, causing the supply cable to stretch and break.

Clearly this is extremely dangerous.

The electrician has managed to effect a repair but should any further damage be sustained to the lighting, replacement of the entire lighting system would be necessary which may result in the facility being closed to the public for an extended period of time.

We are therefore strongly advising that skate park users take care of this site and to pass on this message to discourage further vandalism. Anyone witnessing vandalism on this, or any other site, should report it to the police.

You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured or there is a crime in progress and an immediate Police response is necessary.

Call 101 or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team if the offence has happened and the offender is no longer present.

Information about people who commit crime or anti-social behaviour can be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (you do not have to give your name and address if you do not want to and calls are free)

More information on reporting anti-social behaviour can be found online here.